What’s New

Good news for long term care residents and family care partners! Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health updated public orders that impact family access to long term care facilities (as well as licensed supportive living facility or any residential facility offering hospice services). As of July 23, LTC residents can now designate two family/support persons who will be given “safe access” to facilities. This means families will be able to help care for residents indoors and have social visits with a large group outdoors, maybe even inside if the facility can accommodate it. You can read the public order here for more details.

In partnership with The Canadian Red Cross as well as our members, Dementia Network Calgary, Caregivers Alberta, and Alzheimer Society of Calgary, we are encouraging families to complete a free online Designated Family Care Partner PPE & IPAC Training Program. This will ensure designated support persons adhere to Safe Visiting Practices as outlined in the public order as well as being trained in, and practice, the appropriate use of PPE. Registration information will be available shortly.

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Members receive monthly updates as well as invitations to events and webinars all aimed at providing education and information about current health issues and political developments.  Member feedback drives our advocacy priorities and their stories are shared with government, politicians and stakeholders.  Members are invited to attend political outreach meetings with our Board and Executive Director.

The Health Coalition of Alberta continues to grow after more than a decade of advocating for patients.

With nearly 100 organizations, patients and caring individuals the Health Coalition has a strong mandate to advocate for our 3 priorities:  access to care; access to medications; and, patient engagement.  Find out more about the Health Coalition’s priorities here and who we are here.  Members are all encouraged to provide feedback for the development of our next strategic plan.  You can find out more details here.

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Join Us:

Your voice matters! 
Please join us by becoming a member today. Find out how, here.

Members receive monthly updates as well as invitations to events and webinars all aimed at providing education and information about current health issues and political developments.  Member feedback drives our advocacy priorities and their stories are shared with government, politicians and stakeholders.  Members are invited to attend political outreach meetings with our Board and Executive Director.

The Health Coalition of Alberta continues to grow after more than a decade of advocating for patients.

With nearly 100 organizations, patients and caring individuals the Health Coalition has a strong mandate to advocate for our 3 priorities:  access to care; access to medications; and, patient engagement.  Find out more about the Health Coalition’s priorities here and who we are here.  Members are all encouraged to provide feedback for the development of our next strategic plan.  You can find out more details here.

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The Health Coalition of Alberta’s strategic priorities and advocacy issues are all determined by our members. We encourage all of our members to share their experiences navigating the health care system with us. Do you have suggestions for improvements? If so, please send us your ideas! These first-hand accounts help us to communicate effectively with government and stakeholders.
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